2020 Pinot NoirCorduroy
Starting in 2009 as a small side project, Corduroy has now developed into a boutique and respected wine brand producing wines out of the beloved Adelaide Hills in South Australia. In 1999, Phil worked his first vintage in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Inspired by the energy, intensity, and team-work that comes with working in a cellar, he knew winemaking was his life calling.
In 2006 he accepted the much-sought after job as Assistant Winemaker at Thomas Wines in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Thomas Wines allowed Phil to further develop his practical and theoretical experience and he truly began to flourish as a winemaker.
Back overseas, he worked vintages in the Napa Valley at state-of-the-art winery, Vineyard 29 and in the magnificent Rhone Valley, France, at Paul Jaboulet.
Corduroy wines have a simple philosophy – “To make wines in the pursuit of balance and harmony between nature and winemaker.” A superb expression of that philosophy, their 2020 Pinot Noir has a perfumed lift of red plum, red cherry, pomegranate and vanilla on the nose. Powerful yet refined, it shows a juicy riot of red berry flavours, complementary notes of Italian bitters and mushroom and vibrant, crunchy acidity driving the pristine finish.